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Contra Recordings
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"The concept of the Gestamkunstwerk was an ideal artists attempted to achieve for hundred's of years. The term is German and it means a complete or total work of art, referring to an environment in which different forms of art (music, architecture, painting, sculpture, etc.) are united to elevate the mind/spirit of anyone who experienced such an environment. The term has been retroactively applied with a certain consistancy to Europe's Catholic cathedrals which often united architecture,...
Topics: breakcore, plunderphonic, industrial
Contra Recordings
by Contra
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"Competitive organizations form similar in scope to Hassan-I-Sabbah's Hashshashin (Assassins) of eleventh century Iran. These organizations attempt progressively more ambitious kills, beginning with low-ranking members of criminal organizations, politicians of rural municipalities, employee of the month types; people at the bottom layers of structures formed from rank and prestige. The operatives of such organizations begin with the murder of low-level officials and proceed to officials of...
Topics: breakcore, gabber
Contra Recordings
by Contra
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There are two ways of understanding the notion of play: playing cards, dominos, checkers; or the play of a mechanical part when it is loose in its housing. I think, in fact, that the second is the angle from which we should envision play today. Play is not something that brings pleasure; on the contrary, it expresses a shift in reality, an unaccustomed mobility with respect to reality. To play today, in a certain sense, means to choose between two realities. A concrete factual reality: meet...
Topics: industrial, gabber, noise, rhythmic
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"A new form of graffiti emerges in which people randomly throw paint bombs against various public surfaces - Paint bombs are baloons or some other easily ruptured container filled with paint (Wooster Collective has outlined plans to make such objects with spent lightbulbs) - Paricipants of this subculture to the larger graffiti/street art culture throw these bombs of various colours while passing on bicycles, onto ramdom surfaces. A single participant may throw bombs of many colours...
Topic: breakcore
Cratediggers
by Contra
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"Competitive organizations form similar in scope to Hassan-I-Sabbah's Hashshashin (Assassins) of eleventh century Iran. These organizations attempt progressively more ambitious kills, beginning with low-ranking members of criminal organizations, politicians of rural municipalities, employee of the month types; people at the bottom layers of structures formed from rank and prestige. The operatives of such organizations begin with the murder of low-level officials and proceed to officials of...
Topic: breakcore gabber
Contra Recordings
by Contra
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"By their garbage shall ye know them," Christie yells, like a preacher, a clowny preacher. "I swear, by the ridge of tears and by the valour of my ancestors, I say unto you, Morag Gunn, lass, that by their bloody goddamn fucking garbage shall ye christly well know them. The ones who eat only out of tins. The ones who have to wrap the rye bottles in old newspapers to try to hide the fact that there are so goddamned many of them. The ones who have fourteen thousand pill bottles the...
Topics: breakcore, breakbeat, experimental, atmospheric, industrial
Contra Recordings
by Contra
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"...Three ardent homophobes bragged about celebrating a birthday by filling expensive, high-end 'squirt' guns with vodka and placidly ejecting the potent fluid from the guns into eachother's gaping mouths. ...I cannot think of a more powefully symbolic homosexual scenario for three hitlerian idiots to engage themselves with."
Topics: industrial, breakcore, experimental, plunderphonic
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"...popular music is used to create social cohesion and produce a set of identical memories between people. Music is therefore often used to trigger feelings of nostalgia - cultural forces that trigger nostalgia may be used to manipulate emotions. People fix their memories to music and because popular music is in turn often fixed to certain times or periods in our culture - a music of a specific time may be used to manipulate people of a particular age category - especially powerful when...
Topics: collage, plunderphonic, sludge
Contra Recordings
by Ice Breathing
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comedy-media mashup Influences: Negativland, Bill Hicks, Evolution Control Committee
Topics: experimental, comedy
Contra Recordings
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In the seventeenth chapter of the Vendidad, there is a prescription devoted to pairings of nails and clippings of hair, which as soon as they are separated from the body, belong to the Evil One as abodes of uncleanliness. Hair and nails taken from the dead are mentioned in the fable of how Zoroaster converted the royal family to the new doctrine, and how he escaped a plot against his life. According to the story, courtiers hid bones in his room, together with hair and nails robbed from the...
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Topics: plunderphonic, spiritual
Contra Recordings
by Ice Breathing
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New York State once produced 106 different kinds of apples, and each one looked and tasted different. This variety no doubt pleased apple-lovers, but it proved quite inefficient from the point of view of the market. It would be much more sensible if there were only three or four types of apple. Appearance and shelf-life would be important, but not flavour. In fact, favour must be eliminated because different people like different flavours. This is "irrational." If all apples taste...
Topics: plunderphonic, trip-hop
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by Ice Breathing
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"Celebrities remove themselves from being important in history in exchange for the illusion of being important now. They are temporarily well-known (a consequence of working in mass media) but they do not act in any way that is historically meaningful. Typically the celebrity contributes nothing of lasting value to human culture aside from occasionally performing in a minor capacity in the artistic projects of others. The small contributions of celebrities to such artistic endeavours are...
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Topics: plunderphonic, punk, breakcore, industrial
Contra Recordings
by Infex
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"Talk about sports-talk about pop music-talk about the weather-talk about the- government-talk about cars-talk about restaurants-talk about television-talk about- movies-talk about makeup-talk about kids-talk about your parents-talk about- boygirlfriend-talk about work-talk about food-talk about workingout-talk about hair- talk about drinking-talk about neighbors-talkaboutshopping-talk about current events-talkaboutjogging-talkaboutvvvvvacations-talkaboutpossesssssion-...
Topics: glitch, experimental
Contra Recordings
by Infex
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How exactly does one create a golem? Although there are many variations in recorded methods and proceedures, there seem to be a number of elements and steps common to most. These are: 1. The ritual cleansing and high qualifications of those creating the golem. 2. The use of some form of soil (sometimes clay or dust) to form the body of the golem, particularly soil which has never been plowed or used in any way. 3. The use of a verbal ritual to form the soil into a human form. 4. A concluding...
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Topic: words in freedom
Contra Recordings
by Infex
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"William Burroughs was not a 'magician' but he did manipulate reality and particularly participants of the 'occult'. The theory of 23 as a number with mystical significance was released as a meme to ridicule those who take the theory seriously. 23 is NOT a number with more significance than any other, but because Burroughs suggested that it is there are people who took the theory seriously and laud every occurance of the number as meaningful. This, of course, does give the number meaning...
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Topic: experimental
Contra Recordings
by Infex
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"_Utopia_ comes programmed to operate through protocols not unlike those defined by the software of computer systems. What constitutes its "software" lies in the parerga, the large body of interpretive letters and commendatory endorsements from leading humanists. William T. Cotton finds therein "A license for extrapolation beyond any of the circumstances and events of the _Utopia_ [which] is granted by the humanists' own practice in the epistles and commendatory verses --...
Topics: experimental, words in freedom
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by J Schizoid
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"Human individuals have a long history of symbiosis with other animals. Our domestic interactions with other animals predates our earliest recorded communications. Reflecting on this history of symbiosis, we could say that such interactions had, and still continue to have, some significant meaning to those individuals involved in such relationships. Here the intention is to look at the relationship between humans and other animals within an existential framework, and to focus primarily on...
Topics: breakcore, breakbeat, experimental
Contra Recordings
by Maggot Rain
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"People talk a lot about all the homosexuals there are to see in the Greenwich Village, but it was all the neuters that caught my eye that day. These were my people - as used to wanting love from nowhere, as certain as I was that almost anything desirable was likely to be booby-trapped. I had a fairly funny idea. Someday all we neuters would come out of our closets and form a parade. I even decided what banner our front rank should carry, as wide as Fifth Avenue. A single word would be...
Topics: breakcore, noise, glitch
Contra Recordings
by Neon Dumpster
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"Statues and paintings there were, all of fiendish subjects and some executed by St. John and myself. A locked porfolio, tanned in human skin, held certain unknown and unnamable drawings which it was rumored Goya had perpetrated but dared not acknowledge. There were nauseous musical instruments,stringed, brass and wood-wind, on which St. John and I sometimes produced dissonances of exquisite morbidity and cacodaemoniacal ghastliness; whilst in a multititude of inlaid ebony cabinets reposed...
Topic: noise
Contra Recordings
by Nervous
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"Strange that anything 'educational' or 'difficult' is deemed to be oppressive and elitist, whereas [television] programmes which explicitly tell people (usually working class) how to dress, eat and clean their houses are perfectly acceptable."
Topics: dark, ambient, minimal
Contra Recordings
by No Longer Exists in Nature
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As he moves on he finds these farms haunted, but amiably. The oakwork creaks in the night, honest and wooden. Unmilked cows low painfully in distant fields, others come in and get drunk on fermented silage, barging around into the fences and piles of hay where Slothrop dreams, uttering moos with drunken umlauts on them. Up on the rooftops, the black and white storks, long throats curved to the sky, heads upside down and looking backwards, clatter their beaks in greeting and love. Rabbits come...
Topics: dense, breakcore
Contra Recordings
by NoCore
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"1. Sun Tzu said: The art of war is of vital importance to the State. 2. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected. 3. The art of war, then, is governed by five constant factors, to be taken into account in one's deliberations, when seeking to determine the conditions obtaining in the field. 4. These are: (1) The Moral Law; (2) Heaven; (3) Earth; (4) The Commander; (5) Method and discipline....
Topics: minimal, ambient, abstract
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"We're Listening. Who hired that big mouth? The rustic scene accentuates the positively phoney? Is somebody's formula showing? Come on, kiddies. Buy a radio and feel free - to listen."
Topics: hiphop, breakcore, cutup, plunderphonic
Contra Recordings
by Sevient
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"Worst Possible Scenario Game: Intellectual game in which participants attempt to outdo eachother to find the worst possible outcome within a certain context. Players agree on a set of circumstances, for example: car accident, and then imagine progressively more horrible situations which may result from the agreed upon circumstances."
Topics: minimal noise, minimal, machine, precussive
Contra Recordings
by Skinner Twins
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"...Someday very soon in the very near future something very special will happen. "
Topics: abstract, collage, experimental
Contra Recordings
by Skism
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Repetition is so fantastic, anti-glop. Listening to a dial tone in Bb, until American Tel & Tel messed and turned it into a mediocre whistle, was fine. Short waves minus an antenna give off various noises, band wave pops and drones, hums, that can be tuned at will and which are very beautiful. Eastern music is allowed to have repetition. That's ok for glops with strawhats and dulcimers between their blue legs... they don't listen to it, or see it, but they sanction it. Andy Warhol's movies...
Topics: rhythmic noise, minimal
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Immediately upon becoming memory resident, the system user will experience the system slowing down. Noticeable effects of the system slowdown include video flicker to extremely slow screen writes. Some programs may appear to "hang", though they will eventually execute properly in most cases since the "hang" is due to the slowing of the system. When a program is executed with the Whale memory resident, the virus will infect the program. Infected programs increase in length,...
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Topics: breakcore, minimal
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"...In that Empire, the Art of Cartography attained such Perfection that the map of a single Province occupied the entirety of a City, and the map of the Empire, the entirety of a Province. In time, those Unconscionable Maps no longer satisfied, and the Cartographers Guilds struck a Map of the Empire whose size was that of the Empire, and which coincided point for point with it. The following Generations, who were not so fond of the Study of Cartography as their Forebears had been, saw...
Topics: 8-bit, breakcore, experimental
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What, Me worry?
Topics: breakbeat, nintendo
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The statement, "you know how many bedroom producers there are out there? It's terrible," made in the Breakcore Documentary on google video by the breakcore artist Kill the Lime was idiotic. An desperate expression of a yearning to become a part of a boring musical elite. A pathetic desire rooted in a system of celebrity and rock n'roll paradigms that are hopefully crumbling with a massive rise in 'bedroom producers'. The cynical spectacle of hero worship that occurs at concerts is...
Topics: 8-bit, plunderphonic, weird, occult
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Fuck em' if they can't take a joke
Topics: gabber, nintendo
Contra Recordings
by The Druids
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"One of the ways 'our' enemies are constructed as savages who need to be taught civilization is by forming an image of them as people who do not value human life the same way we know that we do. The radio program Counterspin's March 29, 2007 episode spoke of a piece of journalism about 'Black on Black' crime by Cokie Roberts who asked something like "Why do blacks not value black life?" and then giving the statistic of 86% of murders with black victims have black perpetrators as...
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Topics: noise, microsound, glitch
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by The Druids
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"Deleuze writes that dividuals in control societies are not shaped by molds, which produce distinct individuals, but consist of modulations of coded information. That is, dividuation involves something like a "moving form" of coding (continuous decoding and recoding). A mold, Deleuze writes, is a distinct casting, whereas a modulation is like a "self-deforming cast that will continuously change from one moment to the other, or like a sieve whose mesh will transmute from...
Topics: noise, cut-up, ambient, microsound
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by The Druids
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"Example: Ammonia, NH3, molecules vibrate at 40,000 cps . LSD vibrates at about 11,000 cps. A tone was obtained from this vibrating molecule, and a large poster of its molecular structure was made. By focusing on the chemical formula on the poster and playing the sound harmonic/tone of the LSD molecule, a fabulous psychedelic trance was experienced by eight volunteers, men and women. No side effects, unpleasant emotions or after effects were experienced. The subjects remained in the Theta...
Topics: noise, minimal, microsound
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by Tundra
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"Miami: The head of local conservative talk radio personality Paul Holson has been found in a playground by a group of children this morning. The grotesque head had been mounted on the torso of an antique mannequin and had recieved a number of alterations performed by the murderer, including: brain removed - replaced with excrement, the talk-show host's own waste material - a brown ring has stained the skin around where the skullcap had been cut and re-attatched - eyes have been removed...
Topics: gabber, downtempo, ambient, hardcore
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by Tundra
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"I no longer identify as a 'man'. This is not to say I identify as a woman but I reject the dominant constructions of 'manhood' essentially as an embarrassment. "Be a MAN!" "I'm a Man!" "There's a point, as a man when..." Blechh!! To me manhood means caring about cars, beer, wrestling, and other dumb things. - it means a debilitating, if not outright paralyzing fear of appearing feminine to even the most minuscule extent. It means combating this relentless...
Topics: gabber, minimal, industrial
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by Vloda Beast
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"Are you happy being human?"
Topics: distorted, noise, breakbeat
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by Vloda Techk
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beast-freakcore
Topics: experimental, downtempo, noise, breakcore
Contra Recordings
by Vloda Techk
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"What we’ve found in the area of robotics, is that the Navy has programs, the Air Force has programs, the Army has programs,” Johnson said. “But there’s no one at the DoD level who has a clear vision of where we’re going to go with these things. How do we want them to interoperate? How do we want them to communicate with each other? How do we want them to interact with humans? We call them tactical autonomous combatants because they’ll operate largely autonomously with some...
Topics: experimental, downtempo, noise, breakcore
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by VXXK
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"belief in the afterlife are for those who are afraid of the dark".
Topics: industrial, noise, harsh
Contra Recordings
by WRTH-AI
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"Monday night is the night when people put their garbage out on the street for the men to take away on Tuesday morning. Every week we scavange through the garbage of the Glebe neighborhood of Ottawa. Picking through our neighbor's garbage has two primary purposes, 1) it yields amusing information pertaining to the people of the area - 2) it yields objects of vaule which we make use of in our projects and lives. At the point of this writing we have found: several original paintings, an art...
Topics: breakbeat, downtempo, ambient, dark